Melania And Me: The Rise And Fall Of My Friendship With The First Lady

  • Author: Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
  • Narrator: Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
  • Duration: 11:22:20
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What Melania wants, Melania gets.

The former director of special events at Vogue and producer of nine legendary Met Galas, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff met Melania Knauss in 2003 and had a front row seat to the transformation of Donald Trump’s then girlfriend from a rough-cut gem to a precious diamond. As their friendship deepened over lunches at Manhattan hot spots, black-tie parties and giggle sessions in the penthouse at Trump Tower, Wolkoff watched the newest Mrs Trump raise her son, Barron, and manage her highly scrutinised marriage.

After Trump won the 2016 election, Wolkoff was recruited to help produce the 58th Presidential Inaugu­ration and to become the First Lady’s trusted advisor. Melania put Wolkoff in charge of hiring her staff, organising her events, helping her write speeches and creating her debut initiatives. Then it all fell apart when she was made the scapegoat for inauguration finance irregularities. Melania could have defended her innocent friend and confidant, but she stood by her man. The betrayal nearly destroyed Wolkoff.

In this candid and emotional memoir, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff takes you into Trump Tower and the White House to tell the funny, thrilling and heartbreaking story of her intimate friendship with one of the most famous women in the world, a woman few people truly understand. How did Melania react to the Access Hollywood tape and her husband’s affair with Stormy Daniels? Does she get along well with Ivanka? Why did she wear that jacket with 'I really don’t care, do u?' printed on the back? Is Melania happy being First Lady? And what really happened with the inauguration’s funding of $107 million? Wolkoff has some ideas...


  • 001 MelaniaAndMe Open

    Duration: 38s
  • 002 MelaniaAndMe Dedication

  • 003 MelaniaAndMe Prologue JustAnotherLunch

    Duration: 15min
  • 004 MelaniaAndMe Ch1 HowToMarryABillionaire

    Duration: 39min
  • 005 MelaniaAndMe Ch2 OpposiotesAttract

    Duration: 43min
  • 006 MelaniaAndMe Ch3 TheCampaignYear

    Duration: 32min
  • 007 MelaniaAndMe Ch4 TheSetup a

    Duration: 01h07min
  • 008 MelaniaAndMe Ch4 TheSetup b

    Duration: 59min
  • 009 MelaniaAndMe Ch5 Showtime

    Duration: 48min
  • 010 MelaniaAndMe Ch6 WhiteHouse-keeping

    Duration: 01h07min
  • 011 MelaniaAndMe Ch7 TrialByFebruary

    Duration: 01h10min
  • 012 MelaniaAndMe Ch8 TheShutdown

    Duration: 43min
  • 013 MelaniaAndMe Ch9 BeBest

    Duration: 01h08min
  • 014 MelaniaAndMe Ch10 TheTakedown

    Duration: 01h03min
  • 015 MelaniaAndMe Ch11 JustFriends

    Duration: 49min
  • 016 MelaniaAndMe Epilogue ImStillHere

    Duration: 05min
  • 017 MelaniaAndMe Acknowledgements

    Duration: 04min
  • 018 MelaniaAndMe Close

    Duration: 01min